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La Porte in Plumas County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Lotta Crabtree

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 29, 2012
1. Lotta Crabtree Marker
Inscription. Charlotte (Lotta) Mignon Crabtree, born November 7, 1847, New York City. Moved to Grass Valley California in late spring of 1853. In the fall of 1854, the Crabtrees moved to Rabbit Creek (La Porte). Mart Taylor, a saloon owner with a small theater, taught Lotta to do the jig and the reel, also sentimental ballads. In 1855, a child of eight, Lotta gave her first public performance in Rabbit Creek and a fairy star was born. Lotta entertained the miners in the gold fields of California. A professional actress for 37 years, retired at 45. At her death, September 25, 1924, in her seventy-seventh year, the New York Times called her the immortal child.
 
Erected 1993 by E Clampus Vitus, Frank C. Reilly Chapter No. 5978.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 41.048′ N, 120° 59.309′ W. Marker is in La Porte, California, in Plumas County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Mooreville Road on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2140 Main Street, Strawberry Valley CA 95981, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. La Porte (a few steps from this marker); Emigrant Trail
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 29, 2012
2. Lotta Crabtree Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); The Union Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away); Rabbit Creek House (approx. ¼ mile away); John Conly & Co. Bankers (approx. ¼ mile away); Cleve O’Rourke Memorial Stampmill (approx. ¼ mile away); Frank D. Everts (approx. ¼ mile away); Fuller & Buell (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Porte.
 
Also see . . .  Lotta Crabtree - Nevada County Gold. The miners in the Sierra of Northern California were used to the loneliness, dirt and disappointments that came with the search for Gold, but Gold of another sort appeared in 1853 to ease this routine and her name was Lotta Crabtree. The tiny, red-haired, six-year-old jigged and danced to their clapping hands, while they showered her with nuggets and coins which her mother hastily collected in her apron. (Submitted on June 12, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. EntertainmentNotable Persons
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 29, 2012
3. Lotta Crabtree Marker
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By Vintage photograph, n/a
4. Lotta Crabtree
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 12, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 612 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 12, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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